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Bibliometrics, the Great Beyond of Science?
Chair: Souhaila Serbout
USI Campus Est, room D1.15, Sector D
16:30 - 17:30
Università della Svizzera italiana
In this seminar I will address a number of seemingly simple questions, such as: What is a publication? What is a conference? What is impact? What are rankings? Does anyone actually care about those questions? We will see that the questions matter, and not only to researchers.
Michele Lanza is full professor at the Faculty of Informatics of USI, Lugano, which he co-founded in 2004. He is director of the Software Institute, which he founded, despite all odds, in 2017. For his doctoral dissertation, completed in 2003 at the University of Bern, Switzerland he received the European Ernst Denert award for best PhD thesis in software engineering. He received the Credit Suisse Award for best teaching in 2007 and 2009. Prof. Lanza leads the REVEAL research group since 2004. REVEALers work in the areas of software visualization, evolution, and analytics. Prof. Lanza co-authored more than enough peer-reviewed articles and the book ‘Object-Oriented Metrics in Practice’. Prof. Lanza has graduated 13 awesome PhD students so far.
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